Today's Health News

Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

But onset before age 50 and migraine without aura not associated with higher risk for stroke

Clinical Apps Up Quality of Care for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Tools offer clinical support for appropriate imaging, symptom assessment, patient education

Higher Push-Up Capacity Linked to Lower Incidence of CVD Events

Significant negative association identified in male firefighters who were followed for 10 years

Cardiovascular Risk Increased During Gender Transition

Transwomen had higher incidence of strokes, VTEs than reference men and women

Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up

Findings seen in patients with admitting diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, decompensated heart failure

Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause

Risk for all stroke, ischemic stroke, CHD, all-cause mortality up with highest level of consumption

Most A-Fib Patients Have at Least One Identifiable Trigger

Triggers more commonly associated with family history of atrial fibrillation, less likely with CHF

Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices

Efforts to reduce health care spending should focus on hospital prices

Nurse Navigators Aid Outcomes After Heart Attack Discharge

Observed benefits include reducing acute myocardial infarction readmission, mortality

Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups

Mental health disorders tied to lowest moderate activity; those with CVD have lowest vigorous activity